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Daniel Thomas needs rest too

Before last week’s game against Iowa State, Bill Snyder told Daniel Thomas to be ready to carry the load.

No problem, Thomas thought to himself. In the days leading up to that 27-20 victory, K-State’s senior running back said he felt comfortable getting 30 carries a game. He ended up touching the ball 34 times, and rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

Other than being a little tired, Thomas said he enjoyed the work load.

“I want the ball every play if I can take it,” Thomas said.

Clearly, Thomas is a tough and durable player. Snyder said he never takes himself out of the game. But even a workhorse like Thomas — who is now up to 552 yards on 83 attempts through three games — has his limits. He has to, right? (more…)